By Muhammad Baba Busu
Akwanga – The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has pledged to work with the executive arm to ensure even distribution of development projects at the grassroots.
Mr Mohammad Odege-Okpoku, Chairman, House Committee on Works and Transport, made the promise while inspecting projects in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.
Odege-Okpoku, who led members of the committee on the exercise, lauded Gov. Tanko Al-Makura for releasing funds for the construction of culverts and bridges across local government and development area councils in the state.
“It will go a long way to alleviating the hardship faced by rural dwellers during the raining season,” the chairman said.
He said the construction and reconstruction of roads across the state had been given priority by the administration, considering the plight of some communities during the rainy season.
“One thing our people found difficult and that also caused hardship in the rural communities is the issue of culverts and bridges during the peak of the rainy season.
“The governor has really tried in this direction, by providing relief to the people at the grassroots, even as we appeal to him to do more to give to the people at the grassroots a sense of belonging,” he said.
The lawmaker also commended the Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Council, Mr Kwanta Yakubu, for supervising the construction work which has resulted in the completion of the projects within specification.
The committee also inspected projects in Akwanga-West, Akun and Agwada Development Areas.
However, he urged the people of the state to accord the Al-Makura-led administration the desired support and co-operation in its quest to better their lot.